20 years of monitoring butterflies
BCSA committee member Bryan Haywood will provide an historic overview of the Penambol Butterfly Walk including how to set one up and the findings after 20 years of monitoring at this site. He will also highlight some of the South East butterfly species not seen in other parts of the state and the conservation efforts currently being undertaken to conserve these species.
He has over 20 years of professional and volunteering experience gained in a range of natural history fields, and is an accomplished and widely respected field naturalist. Bryan has a particular passion for ornithology and entomology, but also has excellent knowledge of flora and vegetation communities.
In 2000, Bryan helped set up the Penambol Conservation Park Butterfly Walk, a weekly monitoring transect for butterflies running from November to April each year in the state’s South East. Professionally, Bryan works for the Nature Glenelg Trust, and currently manages the Mount Gambier Office and Nursery site including a 15,000 plant capacity nursery, seven (full-time, part-time and casual staff) and an increasing number of volunteers.
Bryan has been a member of B.C.S.A. since 1998, and joined the committee in 2012. His main role on the committee is as our Threatened Species advocate in which he has been influential in a recent decision by the government to list invertebrates under state legislation – providing long term protection and acknowledgment of the significance of our wonderful invertebrate fauna.
200 metres east of Marion Rd, and 300 metres north of Anzac Highway
Entry by donation (minimum of $2).
Bookings not required
Please bring supper to share, tea/coffee will be supplied.
Meetings should conclude by 8.30pm.
At the start of each meeting a ten minutes presentation on a ‘Butterfly of the Month’ will be given by a BCSA committee member.